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Pagan (Bagan) holidays

Situated in the dry central plains of Burma on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, Pagan (Bagan) is the capital of many ancient kingdoms in Burma. The area is now a rural historical site, known as Pagan Archaeological Zone, and is one of Burma’s top attractions. The zone covers an area of 26-sq mile with hundreds of temples and pagodas filling the horizon in every direction. After conquering the Mon capital of Thaton in 1057, King Anawrahta brought back the Tripithaka scriptures, Buddhist monks and craftsmen who helped him transform Pagan into religious and cultural centre. Even after the kingdom fell to the Mongols in 1287, the city continued to flourish as a place for Buddhist studies.

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